Sunday, January 07, 2007

Thank Goodness for Education?!?!!?!?!

If it wasn't for children's education, there wouldn't be a New York State Lottery...Right???

Normally, I'd play my favorite number 618 with the NUMBERS (three way) game, when I have a "FEELING". I got that feeling last Tuesday, so I played it for Both drawings (Midday and Evening). Didn't win crap. Then along comes Thursday, my day off mind you, and guess what number Came out...?


If I had played it the way I normally do (straight/box), I would have one 4o dollars.

Here is a lesson in online lotto gambling:

straight means: The number you have, has to match the winning numbers in the exact order
(681 has to be 681).

Box means: If your number is the winning number, it can be any variation of those three digits (681, 618, 816, 186..etc.). However the payout is much less when playing your number box.

Back to my story

Like I said my number came out on Thursday, but not the exact way that I play it. It doesn't matter, because it never occurred to me to play it on my days off (Thursday and Friday). I would have won $40. Besides I didn't get that "FEELING". Funny thing is, this always seems to happen to me. Whenever I play my number, it comes out on my day, or DAY's off.

I was upset for the rest of the week.

Funny thing is, it doesn't matter!


Doesn't matter at all, you see.

Today, while I was wallowing in my self pity, while looking at my number on the lotto poster, I noticed something. I notice that there was not one '2' up there in any of the numbers, on the NUMBERS side of the poster. So I got that "FEELING", but this time, it was for another number.

Hey kids, Sesame Street is brought to you by the number 2!

So I played the number 2, or more accurately, I played triple 2's (222). During that time, I say to myself, that I have never one anything big like that my entire life. A half an hour goes by, and I check the numbers, and...

My jaw drops!

My co-worker says to me, "Charles what's wrong", and I just sit there staring at the Lotto terminals LCD screen. She says it again, and in shock, I start pointing at the Lotto report for the NUMBERS game. Finally she (my lucky charm), comes over and sees the number 222.

I WON BAABAY! God may not Endorse gambling, but I think he was routing for me.

You can't play triple numbers box, so I played it straight for $1.oo. If I had played it for fifty cents, than I would have one half of the $500. My friends pointed out to me that this makes up for my -->
impulsive indulgence<-- (more on that later in a future post).

Maybe I should play some more. There are 15 numbers that haven't been played this millennium.


That is a little tidbit that the NYS Lotto sent us, as a topic of discussion to get people to spend, spend, spend. I don't know if it is accurate anymore, considering we got that some time last summer.

I'm spent

I think that is all I have to say about this.



shari said...

WOW! Congratulations!! :)

ChasingMoksha said...

NO! Don't play any more. That is how folks lose their money.


Jeff said...

I wish I could win something at the lottery. I always think I am going to but forget to play.

Congrats on your small fortune!

Chris said...

Congratulations Charles! If anyone deserves it, you do!

DesLily said...

congrats Charles!!!!...

now, don't go "reinvesting" it back in the lotto.. the idea is to take it and run! lol

Charles said...

Thanx everyone!

I'm not going to spend it Moksha. I put it in my bank account. I already spent too much money on the playstation 3.